Lernik Torossian

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Lernik Torossian, OD, FAAO

Areas of treatment:

Pediatric Optometry
Convergence Insufficiency
Sports Vision
Contact lenses for Presbyopia
General Optometry


  • Optometry


  • Department of Ophthalmology


  • Armenian

Lernik Torossian, OD, FAAO

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Practicing location:

  • USC Roski Eye Institute (Los Angeles)

About this doctor:

Dr. Lernik Torossian (formerly Lernik Mesropian) earned her Doctor of Optometry degree and graduated with honors in research from the University of California, Berkeley. She has trained at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s pediatric clinic in Florida, served US Air Force members at the Vandenberg Air Force Base, and cared for veterans at the Portland Veterans Affair Hospital. She completed a residency in Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy, where she focused on examinations and long-term care of patients in the areas of Sports Vision, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Binocular Vision.

Dr. Torossian has actively conducted research from her early undergraduate years at UC San Diego (cancer biology research), to her years at Berkeley (diabetic eye disease), to well into her residency training (pediatric eye disease research). She joins the USC Gayle and Edward Roski Eye Institute’s list of prestigious Faculty as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology to further pursue advancements in patient care, teaching, and research. Prior to her arrival to USC, she provided a high level of patient care to individuals from all walks of life in a large private practice, while caring for a pediatric population within her own practice. Dr. Torossian has been recognized nationally with several leadership, service, and clinical honors, and is an active Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. She has been elected and currently serves in leadership roles within various local and national organizations to help ensure the best for those in her community and beyond.


BS, University of California, San Diego
OD, University of California Berkeley, School of Optometry


Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Vandenberg Air Force Base
Veterans Affair Hospital


Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy, Southern California College of Optometry

Professional society memberships:

American Academy of Optometry, Fellow, 2012-Present
American Optometric Association, 2007-Present
California Optometric Association, 2007-Present
San Fernando Valley Optometric Society, President-elect, 2011-Present
Binocular Vision, Perception and Pediatric Optometry Section of the AAO, 2012-Present


Fellowship of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) October 2012
2011-2012 Terrence N. Ingraham Pediatric Optometry Residency Award: AOF/AAO March 2012
Graduating with Honors in Research: UCBSO May 2011
George I. Deane, Jr., O.D., Leadership Award: California Optometric Association February 2011
Optometry Service Award: UCBSO May 2010
Clinical Honors: Meredith W. Morgan University Eye Center May 2010
Student Research Grant Winner: California Chapter of AAO May 2009
NEI T35 Summer Research Fellowship: National Eye Institute (NIH) Summer 2009
NEI T35 Summer Research Fellowship: National Eye Institute (NIH) Summer 2008